tv [untitled] October 31, 2012 6:00am-6:30am EDT
as the u.s. rails from killer superstorm sandy some say obama and romney are pretending their disaster relief campaigns have nothing to do with the race for the presidency. great journalists are raising the alarm over freedom of speech as the government of the austerity birth country struggles to agree on yet another set of biting cuts. that u.k. and u.s. intelligence keep the flood of war on global terrorism flying high putting little value on the lives of those who refuse to follow the battle cry.
hello and welcome to our tea where we are onscreen and online twenty four hours a day seven days a week. while obama and romney are being accused of using superstorm sandy recovery efforts to boost their bids for presidency both officially put their campaigns on hold during the calamity turning to relief measures instead but some say the rival rivalry rhetoric still showed through. and off reports. this was the you tube or surprised that it's. a hurricane sandy crashing on shore i've never seen anything like this i'm at a loss for words to describe what the storm could do but there is no loss for words on the campaign trail and on the eastern coast of our nation a lot of people are enduring some very difficult times the storm that wreaked havoc on america's east coast is wreaking confusion in the last critical days of a tight race for president so how do you run for office about seeming insensitive
to a national tragedy the candidates are certainly doing all they can to look like they aren't trying to score political points but their actions tell a different story this in bronco bamma canceled his election rallies in. turn to washington to focus on the storm the election will take care of itself next week right leaving vice president biden to campaign on his behalf. one of the perks of running for president while occupying the white house is being able to make high profile visits like this one america's whether we are standing behind you and we're going to do everything we can to help you get back on your feet it means coming across as a president on the job which certainly helps when it's a job you're reapplying for the president been in close contact with fema. and all the agencies of course obama is the president bush's advisers say means he needs to focus on the crisis at hand in terms of how it affects the election i don't think anybody really knows obviously we want unfettered access to the polls but it's
a choice that doesn't sit well with some political opponents you'll notice he's counseling his troops over the hurricane he did not cancel his trips over benghazi . and then those republican presidential contender mitt romney so far he stops ending fund raising e-mail isn't affected states he used his campaign bus for relief efforts and put up a blog with weather related advice he's also scrap schedule campaign events only it seems there are some fine print involved this may look like romney's campaigning in ohio a key swing state but his advisors say that's not the case the so-called victory rally was canceled out of sensitivity but. instead the campaign insists this is a hurricane relief a vent canned goods came hand in hand with anti obama t. shirts there was music and theme songs and those attending the supposedly nonpartisan event were treated to a video about romney getting america stronger that's what american president has to
do. asked by a reporter whether this blurred the line between storm relief and politics romney's top strategist replied i agree i don't know how it happened. people over politics or politics or people it's certainly difficult to tell now we may be employed to completely stop campaigning in the middle of a closely contested race but then why make the pretense of doing so it seems that both candidates could use a little bit of this age old advice say what you mean mean what you say and do what you say you'll do to see calf and r.t. moscow say with r.t. for more updates on the aftermath of superstorm sandy and the race to the white house we've got more of what the mainstream is missing on our team dot com as well and next monday on the eve of the vote will broadcast another live round of debates between the alternative third party presidential candidates. we both agree we agree we have to bring the tax rates down i feel the same as the
president did. you agree let's go back to something the president i agree on in there do you agree that order to have a choice perhaps this is what you wonder who to vote for when romney and obama agree on so many things remember you do have other options come november sixth tuned in to see the second round of debates between the major third party candidates right here on r.g.p. . tensions are running high in greece as the country's media workers start a wave of strikes accusing the government of clamping down on free speech a journalist was arrested on monday for publishing a list of the country's alleges top tax dodgers and the country's two top result hers has been suspended for criticizing government policies this as greece's lawmakers suspended a vote on the country's latest thirteen and a half billion euro austerity package demanded by international creditors doctor to me that it's come out us founder and editor of the daily grease star that believes as greece's crisis deepens the government simply doesn't want any extra attention
you know things that are generally believed this year is going to be together for many years. and. really ticks. go into crises these the crisis we're experiencing the last to our years. during this photo we are already in a countdown today we have that in by two thousand and thirteen they have meant the euro group were you're a working group be set in session we're waiting for two years extend sure everything is holding their breath and we don't need that i mean the government does not need any any their unions it's a competition between two powers of course it will escalate because politics record politicians and court. on r.t. dot com right now a treasure hunt continues as a search and rescue operation sweeps the sea of cortes for
a very strong russian cargo ship with seven hundred tons of precious gold on board . also fire bombs and barricades find out how a city in southeast turkey was turned into a battlefield we've got the details and pictures for you. plus saudi arabia's plans to rebuild one of its biggest mall sculptures some grave concerns over one of islam's holiest relics learn about the implications of the project on our web site . bahrain's facing censure after a country's authorities banned all rallies and public gatherings amnesty international has called on the gulf kingdom to lift the restrictions saying they violate their right to freedom of expression authorities in bahrain also threaten all protests with legal action saying they won't tolerate any threat to national unity around eighty people have been killed in the country which is a key u.s. ally in the region since clashes began nearly two years ago and is under fire from
human rights groups for its brutal crackdowns on pro reform campaigners who are demanding greater political freedom jobs and education thousands of protesters have been imprisoned including prominent human rights defender not be over charged with now serving time for tweeting and participating in illegal gatherings in the opposition member. says the government is fueling the crisis it claims it's trying to prevent this is. you know a little bit. of a religious war it's usually the use of this is just a blow to be just a little. bit of your sensibilities. as more than that this is the biggest. killer. and people demand darrow's to block this is. despite.
all of the government being bought out that it just slipped a little bit too much both of these having independent judicial system. is that they are just a few doing the law and worse than the bottom because what they're going to do with it is that they will see what they did. last week they will see almost sold by. going to from going outside of their homes this is not going and going and going to sit impossible and this is gonna make things walls if somebody from death that is very to know what to morrow to go on to look good to go don't know who don't. know any condition we need more from their community and this is related to these. negotiations are going into this if you are disillusioned they are. all of this is us and. so when. you're watching our team sell ahead at the syrian
connection turkey's prime minister in germany is in germany rather to discuss syria and the growing number of refugees fleeing the war over its border more on this and many other stories after this short break. it's perched atop a jaw drop and the view from the ball scrubland stretches as far as the i can see apt for a city to all of siberia for centuries. it lost its economic importance even before it was bypassed but a chance a bear in a railway but a spiritual center. scenes like these are a yearly occurrence. thousands of worship and blessid of water to commemorate the baptism of jesus.
in the fifteen eighties the russians had only just conquered siberia taking it from the muslims. surrounded by enemies to be their stronghold constructed on top of the city but soon enough it became an economic siberian oil of its time bringing in a third of all russia's state revenue. location head of the as for the russians the russian crowd a revolt against the czar and eight hundred twenty five known as the decembrists hair in droves there they created a replica high society adopting the latest fashions as soon as they came out or at least once they made it from paris to siberia. but the city also served up some bit of irony for the russian royal family after the bolshevik revolution. this is the
office was nicholas the second spend most of the last year of his life his whole family had been exiled here they led a fairly comfortable existence this was a big house but they weren't allowed to see visitors or go outside themselves whilst leaving this ordinary normal countryside lifestyle they even had those with skate but within the bizarre his family would be dead. cultures that so much given to each musician on the market.
and it's only. on the. banks of the school to take on this. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom hardy is a big picture. going back to our team with karen tara well over the years of the global war on terrorism has proved a successful rallying call for u.s. and u.k. led military across the globe however as archie's probably boycott reports the greater calls sometimes goes hand in hand with brutal tactics. somali born mahdi
hashi had grown up in the u.k. from the age of five he was a british citizen until this summer when the twenty three year old went missing and his family found out that the home office had stripped him of his passport for allegedly being involved in islamic extremism his parents are distraught they say that mahdi is an innocent victim of a british intelligence plot or because he refused to work for m i five. is that he's a muslim and believes and he's a practicing muslim but being a muslim is not being an islamist. that's what that's always been victimized this is the quiet north london community center where mehdi hashi worked back in two thousand and nine it was then that he and four of his muslim colleagues say that they were approached and harassed separately by security agents it's claimed that m i five threatened to label them islamic extremists if they refused to become
informants for british intelligence campaigners raising awareness for the bodies plight and said that the constants threats made by british intelligence made life so unbearable that he left the u.k. they were trying to offer him a job. saying that you know effectively you're an extremist we know your the only way out of this is for you to come and work for us to come and help us these will become tactics that were being used because somali origin this is a purely racist profiling policy of the british government and particular security agencies marty had been living in somalia for the past two years taking care of his grandmother and raising a son that has their own court several months ago he disappeared leaving his family in despair my son is missing this summer this summer but i don't know if you know if you like your garden hose here. we are very wooded although.
the only information the hashi family have now comes from a man who contacted them to say that he'd been in prison with maddie in djibouti but he told us that he had beautiful. d.n.a. has been taken from him and then. contacted to find out that his approach does in the conduct of the british council and the british council say that we were to move this decision from him and in the medicals took him to. somewhere we don't know they don't know but they fear he's being held at a camp in djibouti and a tourist us anti terrorist base where he may be the victim of an american rendition program in which suspects are unlawfully taken to third party states to be illegally detained and tortured the hashi family want on says to simple questions like what the allegations are against maddie where he is located and
whether he's even alive but when it comes to matters of intelligence they're faced with a wall of silence lawyers acting on behalf of the hachi family have received just this response from the government it has been the policy of successive governments neither to confirm or. deny speculation allegations or assertions in respect of intelligence matters this policy is maintained and accordingly the secretary of state can neither confirm nor deny the allegations made on behalf of your client these cases a classic case where profiling and you know kind of almost ludicrous policies within this war on terror have resulted in an innocent individual helpless young man afraid to be having their life ruined campaigners say that by stripping maddie hashi of his passport the british government has effectively washed their hands of his case leaving his family to continue the search for aunt says about their now
stateless son. r t london. turkish prime minister is the one isn't germany to try and get. back on track and qatar has been trying to gain membership of the bloc for years so with the prime minister recently stating that if europe doesn't granted membership by twenty twenty three the union will lose turkey completely they're the ones also trying to get germany's help more with the growing influx of refugees fleeing the war in syria and. the land says many in germany are fed up with turkey's anti syria policy. germany is going for the privilege partnership to get a big market in the middle east and get a good deal political partly in the middle east to. do with their own union interventionist policy the explosion for these protests today against out of the one is also because turkey and the turkish government they are making the
escalation politics to walk to war against syria. is well educated to al-qaeda militants educate. we used to be an army soldiers. going to cause ground and given them passing them weapons we do not want that. early government is beckinsale aggressive. foreign policy of to. look now at some international stories in brief a syrian fighter jet that has hit targets inside damascus near an opposition held area where rebel fighters clashed with the regime troops this comes as a prominent air force general is shot by rebels in the syrian capital the attack follows the killing of the country's defense minister and president assad's brother in law in july activists say more than thirty five thousand people have been killed since serious conflict began in march two thousand and eleven. in the capital of
libya angry crowds have broken into the country's parliament building protesters. they were sad rather to include former rebels forced the prime minister to postpone the vote on the b.s.u. cabinet a national general congress was elected in july replacing the transitional council as the ruling body the incident highlights the ongoing struggle to bring libya under full control since last year's revolution toppled moammar gadhafi regime. israel says a strike on iran is still highly possible despite teheran stepping away from its alleged pursuit of atomic weapon its a jewish state has announced that iran has delayed its nuclear program the claim comes in contrast to prime minister netanyahu speech at the u.n. last month where he stated that iran was on the brink of creating an atomic bomb the u.s. and israel have long accused the islamic republic of seeking nuclear weapons which iran strongly denies.
an unmanned russian cargo rocket has set off from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan the progress spacecraft is due to deliver over two point five tons of vital supplies to the international space station including water fuel fresh vegetables and. froot along with candy's past from the cruise families back on earth there are currently sixteen members only i assess among them three russian cosmonauts two astronauts from the united states and one from japan. time for business now and there is a new twist on a long lasting dispute around the world's top record producer katie yes karen norilsk and the cole the main shareholders they reportedly started a fresh round of negotiations to find a way out of the bubbling tensions now russian billionaires are like the past of lousy mayor they only around a quarter of the company and your years they keep on arguing over dividends of the management of the fund now covers
a daily newspaper says they want to come up with new shareholder agreements now there are lots of speculation isn't of essentially for example full time to buy additional shares in the company involved at a cost of could invite a new independent head of a call with another metal type. unlikely. and moving on. now no corporation. colette to invest into energy to do this they have created a mutual fund hundreds of millions of dollars now ahead of. richard branson explains why the venture concentrates on. russian. oil and therefore they've never really tried to preserve. if you can preserve it it's. export more oil so you know with three hundred billion dollars. to try to. address in companies that come up with good ways to get it. and we carried on speaking to richard branson we
also discussed his airline business that his virgin carrier recently lost the love and didn't fly bed to the rival low cost carrier easy jet branson is still eager to make a surgeon. fly between the two capitals. if. it's russia. you have fly people into this country the better so i've been speaking with. us about it this afternoon. ok we're going to be he can check of his visit that some of those markets are check out the russia ones with state of mystics and now. a lot going on we have a whole lot of movement must save the volumes are still down on the ground because investors are waiting for wall street to open up once again for trading to commence
after being close for two days but the r.t.s. is gaining some types of sent just under the myself check out europe see what's going on a lot still happening because we've got a conference call on the way between the eurozone leaders and as for now you can see just two basis points for the fifth the service is really holding on tight and they want to know what's going to happen is greece going to get more money and i said the euro zone those are the questions being asked now right now it is indeed interview time. we speak to the president of the kind of quasi president it's all about global into message challenges this type of about one. world. science technology innovation all these developments around russia we've got the future how. do we speak your
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what a president that is must rest thank you mr president for taking the time recently over chavez won the presidential election in venezuela and stayed in office year ago the people of nicaragua we elected you for another term does this mean that socialism has proved its viability and is now established in latin america well the near liberal model has failed in other words capitalism reached the highest stage where it was expected to resolve all the economic and social problems overnight resolve the problems of unemployment and poverty but this model failed it failed not only in latin america it is also failing in developed economies in the world today we see it failing in the us and europe this is why people in our part of the world gladly embrace the idea of a radical change in our country's need sovereignty and independence in every area political independence is impossible without social and economic independence today
a new reality is gradually emerging in latin american and caribbean nations they have more freedom today to determine their future president hugo chavez's recent victory will definitely help latin america and the caribbean to continue on the path of change. but this election has been the closest that there is i was opposition has ever come to victory some say the people of venezuela tired of the present government what do you make of it. the truth is a one point advantage already counts as victory in politics as well as in sports there's no such thing as a greater victory no matter if you are one point or one hundred points ahead victory is a victory i think what we have seen in venezuela which is this there had been considerable efforts invested to prevent hugo chavez from winning the election but .